America has the distinction of being the most obese, sedentary nation on earth. We work more hours per week, vacation less, suffer from the most stress related illnesses and have the highest rates for heart disease, stroke, and cancer than any other nation in the world. In addition, we have higher maternal and infant mortality rates than almost every industrialized nation. Patient satisfaction with the current medical model is suffering, and more and more people are seeking out and spending money on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
Yoga has been consistently in the top 10 CAM modalities since 2008. In 2012 there were more than 20 million Americans practicing yoga. In 2008 just under 6 billion dollars was spent on yoga and yoga related products alone.
Even though therapy clinic owners remarked in a 2012 market analysis in PT Advance that a minimum of 20% of a clinic’s revenue should come from wellness services, still only 6.5% of health care professionals recommend yoga to their patients.
This course introduces a new model of assessment and business practice by evolving yoga posture and breath practices via the evidence base. This course represents Modules 1 and 2 (in a 15-part series) and introduces a model for clinical excellence in using yoga as medicine.
This course teaches you to be bilingual, practicing east and west medicine, in order to improve patient outcomes, streamline your orthopaedic evaluative process, lower overhead, reduce practitioner burnout, and generate new sources of revenue. As a “hybrid healer” you will be able immediately use the methods taught in this course in clinical and wellness populations.
This course provides an evidence-based, standardized method for safe application of movement therapies to affect systemic (gut-brain-body) health. It yokes eastern and western medicine, harnessing the best of both in order to improve patient outcomes and your well-being and health.
- Explain how the 7 point method of Professional Yoga Therapy and how it addresses all learning types.
- Compare and contrast the 15 precepts of PYT to traditional yoga and yoga therapy.
- Explain how the Pentagon of Wellness biopsychosocial model could impact the practice of medicine and rehabilitation.
- Evaluate existing yoga and yoga therapy programs for content and safety.
- Explain how the historic roots of yoga in America are inter-related with Professional Yoga Therapy.
- Recognize and understand the PYT Code of Ethics, guidelines to practice, teaching, and meditation for yoga in medicine and wellness.
CEUs Awarded: 2.0
Instructor: Ginger Garner